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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, there is hope for an effective treatment. our report from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: for the first time ever, an experimental drug is showing great promise of slowing the alzheimer's disease. so the community is very excited about the results of this trial >> this is the first time we are seeing a slowing of the cognitive decline in patients with alzheimer's disease in this type of drug treatment. >> reporter: at first, the experimental drug seemed to fail as has every experimental drug to date. but when the manufacturer looked at it more closely, it found those with more mild disease had a less memory loss than those with the placebo, the 71-year-old retired expert still functions well. >> there are things that take a lot longer than they used to because i keep forgetting the order in which things have to be done. >> reporter: the results presented today combined studies with a total of 2,000 patients in the last two months. most scientists say it wouldn't be enough to reach the fda approval. but further studies show that it could help people wit
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
years of science. try centrumĀ® silver. visit centrum-dot-com for your three dollar coupon. >>> finally here tonight, the story of a rescue operation involving brave aviation fliers and real sacrifice, and it has nothing to do with terrorism or war fare or hostile territory. it has everything to do with finding good homes for animals who are not facing any life at all inside a shelter. nbc's kerry sanders has more on the making a difference report. >> reporter: today, it is marion of florida. tomorrow, another rural american town. but always, there are dogs. adorable puppies, rescued from so-called kill shelters. with no home and no one locally willing to adopt, these wonderful canines would be put to death were it not for a team of aviators who collect unwanted animals with those who want a dog. the paws organization finds the animals, loads them up, and then it is off. piloting this load of puppies to lakeland, florida, they have the puppies. >> just like a baby in the car. >> reporter: less than two hours in the air, and the dogs are back on the ground. a last-minute fli
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, especially boys. a report from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: jenna, like many moms, worries about producting her young kids from chemical contamination. especially the effects of the the chemical, bpa, found in plastics. >> i'm avoiding plastic in general. we try to drink out of glass. all of our water bottles, we take away with us, are reuseable. they're glass or metal. >> reporter: a new study suggests that moms may be passing along effects of bpa to their kids. in a study of 500 pregnant women, those with the highest levels of bpa have lower thyroid levels. and so did their infant sons. why only boys? scientists aren't sure. but they see the same thing in animal studies. thyroid hormones help control many systems in the body and can affect childhood development. >> if bpa is affecting the levels during pregnancy, this could be affecting the learning, memory and behavior of children later in life. >> reporter: bpa is part of many widely used plastic products. including can liners in certain bottles. most americans have trace amounts in their body.
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, especially boys. our report from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: jenna, like many moms, worries about protecting her kids from chemical contamination. especially the effects of bpa, found in plastics. >> i'm avoiding plastic in general. we try to drink out of glass. all of our water bottles are reuseable. >> reporter: a new stud zi suggests moms may be passing along bpa to their kids at birth. in a study, those with the highest levels of bpa had lower thyroid levels themselves and so did their sons. why boys? scientists aren't sure, but they've seen the same thing in animal studies. thyroid hormones help control many systems in the body. >> if bpa is impacting the levels during pregnancy, it could be affecting the learning of children later in life. >> reporter: it is part of many widely used plastic products. most americans have trace amounts in their bodies. while there have been many studies of bpa in animals, this is the first to show an effect on hormones in pregnant women and their newborns. in a statement, the american chemistry council said the a
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
their shots may have been contaminated. a report from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: about a million people receive steroid shots in the spine for back pain every year. several hundred patients are now receiving phone calls like this one -- >> this is cindy checking on our patients that had epidural steroid injections. need to know if everything's okay. >> reporter: health officials are now investigating 26 cases of severe meningitis in five states including four deaths. officials are trying to track down hundreds of other people in 23 states who got the injections and might be at risk. nbc news has learned health officials believe the outbreak originated at the new england compounding center near boston. the company is recalling hundreds of doses of a steroid compound it made for those lumbar injections believed to be contaminated with a fungus. >> one of the striking early features of this outbreak -- remember, we're still gathering data -- is that many of these patients are certainly middle-aged, they have back problems, but they're otherwise pretty h
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